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PM Modi has changed the way the Prime Minister interacts with the bureaucracy

Modi govt won’t allocate fresh cadres to 2018 IAS, IPS batch despite Delhi HC order

The Modi government moves the Supreme Court seeking a stay on high court order which said cadres for IAS, IPS batch of 2018 should be reallocated.
The Union Public Service Commission premises in New Delhi

UPSC has shortlisted lateral entry aspirants, but no one knows when they’ll be appointed

Nine private sector experts were shortlisted by the UPSC in April after the Modi govt announced the lateral entry scheme last July.
Jagmohan Singh Raju | YouTube

Dalit IAS officer accuses top PMO official of caste bias, says he fears for his life

IAS officer Jagmohan Singh Raju alleges he’s still two ranks below his 1985 batchmates due to discrimination from P.K. Mishra, addl principal secy to the PM.
The Union Public Service Commission premises in New Delhi

IAS, IPS 2017 batch to get cadres afresh as Delhi HC scraps ‘arbitrary’ allocation

IAS & IPS officers of the 2017 batch had moved court after they were denied their chosen cadres, while the same cadres were allocated to those lower in merit.
IAS officer Mohammed Mohsin (right) was suspended by EC for checking PM Modi's chopper in Odisha

Nobody told me which law I violated: IAS officer suspended for searching Modi’s chopper

Mohammad Mohsin, the IAS officer suspended for checking Modi’s helicopter, says the EC never sought his version of events before suspending him.
Arup Patnaik(left), Aparajita Sarangi(centre) and S.R. Darapuri (right)

Yogi critic, Mumbai ex-top cop — IAS & IPS officers moving to politics this Lok Sabha polls

Lok Sabha elections 2019 has quite a few former IAS and IPS officers turning to politics — some who joined after retirement and others who dumped their careers midway. 
Namrata Jain, the first IAS officer from Naxal-affected Bastar region of Chhattisgarh

Woman from Dantewada secures 12th rank in UPSC, says wants to be an IAS officer

Namrata Jain said a Naxal-triggered blast that hit the police station in her town encouraged her to join the civil services to serve the poor in the Maoist-affected area.
PM Modi meets IFS probationers | YouTube

With just 1,400 diplomats, India’s foreign influence is severely limited

The lack of an adequate number of diplomats is a modern-day crisis, but its origins lie in colonial times.
Rehana Bashir at her residence in Jammu | Azaan Javaid/ThePrint

A teenage pledge & a mother’s support made Poonch’s Rehana Bashir an IAS officer

Rehana, whose brother Aamir qualified for the IAS last year, is the first woman from Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district to crack the coveted exam.
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Before UPSC, Modi govt wanted Cabinet Secy to head lateral entry recruitment panel

Modi govt received backlash when it decided to recruit specialists from the private sector as joint secretaries. That’s why it decided to hand things over to UPSC.

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PM Modi in Lok Sabha

India matlab Narendra Modi: How the PM learnt branding from Coca-Cola

Modi has followed the marketing strategy of fast-moving consumer goods and sold himself as the biggest brand of ‘vikaspanthi’ politics.
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Is AAP’s Arvind Kejriwal also guilty of treating Muslims as an unthinking votebank?

Days after Delhi voted in the Lok Sabha elections, AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal said the Muslim vote “shifted” to the Congress at the last minute.

Defence

Pakistan sends a ‘message’ to Modi, test-fires nuclear missile on day of his poll sweep

Pakistan tested ballistic missile Shaheen-II, which has a range of 1,500 km. Indian security experts say timing of the test clear signal to new govt.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi in 2014 | Commons

Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.